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Friday, August 19, 2011

FCD’s Young Scholars Program

Changing Faces of America’s Children - Young Scholars Program
2012 Young Scholars Program Description
The FCD Young Scholars Program (YSP) focuses on understanding the changing faces of the nation’s children as reflected in the current demography of the United States. YSP seeks to support a new generation of scholars conducting research on the development of children in immigrant families1 from birth to age ten, particularly those who are living in low-income families. Given the limited research on young immigrant children, proposals focused on children from birth to age eight are highly encouraged.
The goals of this competitive award program are to:
1. Stimulate both basic and policy-relevant research in this area. 2. Support the career development of young investigators - from the behavioral and social sciences or in an allied professional field - to attain tenure or who have received tenure in the last four years from a college or university in the United States.
Fellowship recipients are expected to produce a book or article(s) suitable for publication, and to articulate how their research may potentially inform public policies regarding young newcomer children.
In order to apply, eligible researchers will have earned their doctoral degrees within the last 15 years, and be full-time, tenure or recently tenured faculty members of a college or university in the United States. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent in one of the behavioral and social sciences or in an applied professional field (e.g., public policy, public health, education, social work, nursing, medicine). Three to four fellowships of up to $150,000 for use over one to three years will be awarded competitively. Please note individuals with tenure-equivalent positions are not eligible for the fellowships. Funds are not provided for international data collection. Due to the expected volume of calls, FCD staff will be unable to accept telephone inquiries. Please refer to Young Scholars Program Description or submit your question(s) via email to ysp@fcd-us.org.

Ten (10) completed proposals (see item I.3.) must be received on or before Wednesday, November 2, 2011. The deadline is firm. No email, fax, or incomplete submissions will be accepted. Please mail your proposal package to:
Foundation for Child Development
Changing Faces of America’s Children -
Young Scholars Program
295 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10017
An email confirming the receipt of your proposal package will be sent by Friday, November 18, 2011.
If you have any questions, please refer to the 2012 FCD Young Scholars Program

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